Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Are you an author?

Please hang tight and I will get interview questions out to everyone by Wednesday! 

Are you an author?  Would you like to get your book advertised?  Do you LOVE Christmas?  Well then you should really keep reading this post. . .

I would like to do the Twelve Books of Christmas.  

This will involve doing an interview with a different author everyday for Twelve days leading up to Christmas.  With each interview there will be a giveaway for a book from each author.

Sounds like fun, right?  Well then what are you waiting for?  E-mail me if you are interested and I will begin making a Schedule.  But you must hurry because the Deadline to get interviewed is 12-11-11  (The first day that the interviews are posted will be the 13th and the last one will be on the 24th)

I know this is very short notice but please, let me know if you are interested.  It will be loads of fun!

You can e-mail me at nothought2small(at)gmail(dot)com

I now have all twelve for the third blog.  Please hold tight and I will get all the interview questions to everyone!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Gratitude Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Holls (Holly Wright)!! 

You have won a copy of Darkspell by Elizabeth Mueller and a copy of The Sapphire Flute by Karen Hoover! An e-mail has been sent to the winner. 

And a special thank you to everyone who participated!  

My next giveaway will start on December 2nd for the Book Lover's Holiday giveaway hop so make sure to check back! 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gratitude Giveaway blog Hop!

It's time for another blog hop!  And this one is all about gratitude so before I go any further,  I would like to thank I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and All-Consuming Books for hosting this wonderful blog hop! 

At the bottom of this post are the links to all the blogs participating in this hop.  So once you have entered for my giveaway, don't forget to check out all the other awesome blogs and enter to win over a hundred prizes! 

Because I am so grateful for my amazing friends,  I am giving away a couple of their books! Check it out:

releases October 31st!Cover for 'The Sapphire Flute: Book 1 of The Wolfchild Saga'
Darkspell by Elizabeth Mueller
The Sapphire Flute by Karen E. Hoover

These two wonderful women have helped me so much with my own writing career and honestly,  I would have long ago given up if not for them!  

I know you REALLY want these books so here is how you can enter to win them!

Simply be a follower of my blog.  And then comment on this post letting me know that you are a follower.  Simple as that!  (And don't forget to leave your e-mail in your comment so that I can contact you if you win!)  
And just for fun (this is optional)  Tell me what are you grateful for in your comment. 

Now go enter all the other giveaways!  And good luck to everyone! 
(this giveaway ends on the 27th at 11:59 and the winner will be announced on the 28th. Also, this giveaway is for US residents only unless you would like to pay for postage to have it shipped elsewhere.)

This Contest is now closed. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Finishing Part one

I have been working on the same novel since 2007.  It hasn't always been fun or easy but it's always been worth it.  I started with writing it on a notepad and almost 300 written pages later (and four notebooks and a few pens) I decided to get a laptop.  (Best decision ever! :D )
I wrote, re-wrote, re-re-wrote and re-re-re-wrote the book.  This is my fifth draft and I know that it still needs a lot of editing but I also know that I won't be re-writing the book again.  After some editing throughout the book is done,  I will be ready to send it in for publication.  And the idea of finally getting published is exhilarating!

But I know there are many more steps before I get there.  After editing,  I get to edit some more.  After that I get to let a few friends read and edit it.  And then I get to edit it again! After that I get to write a query letter and after writing that,  I get to edit that.  (I am beginning to see a pattern)

Since I first began writing I have known exactly who my first book was being dedicated to. . . and over the years a few more people got added to the list.  (Yes my first book is being dedicated to more than one person)

I know exactly what I want the cover to look like!  I know how I want the inside designed (And yes I am aware that I don't get the final say on a lot of this)  But one thing I have NEVER known, is the title and tag line.  How does one come up with a title for their book?  It's like naming a new born baby.  There are so many choices and options and so little time to figure it out!  And the tag line is like that babies middle name!  Where are you going to come up with a name (book title)  and then a complimentary second name (tag line)  that fits well with the first?

Well tonight I will finish draft five and begin working on book two (for NaNoWriMo)  And then I will be going back to. . .-you guessed it- Editing!

Congrats to all of those who have made it to publication and to all those you have not, I wish you the best of luck!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Help me, and get a prize!

Okay I need some and if you help me I will give you the chance to win an awesome prize!  I need everyone to answer the poll on the side of my blog ----------------------------------------------------------------------->

And I need you to 'Like'  my Facebook page(s)  Yes there is more than one.  I have two blogs and an author page,  each of them also have a Facebook page.

Go Here to like my other blog's Facebook page.  And Here to check out the actual blog.

And Here is my Author page on Facebook.

Okay,  Did you get all that?  This little 'contest'  will end on 11-16-11 at 11:40PM And while I would love it if everyone could like my pages and answer the poll,  I can only ship within the US.

Now after you have 'liked' my Facebook page(s)  and answered the poll (You do not have to do everything but you get an extra point for each one that you do)  Comment on this post and let me know what you have done.

And here is what you could win: 

A pair of earrings!! 
(only one pair but you can choose which one you would like.  And I have more colors than what is shown.) 


Gemstone Heart Charms - Sold Individually

A set of three pendants! 
(I have many different styles and you can mix and match.  Click Here for more.)

These pendants and earrings make wonderful gifts!  So even if you can't use them or don't want them for yourself,  you can get working on Christmas presents early! 

Alright,  you have seen what you can win! No go 'like' some pages and answer the poll!  And don't forget to share my blog!  (Yes you get extra points for that as well.  Just let me know in the comments and don't forget to leave your e-mail with your comment so I can contact you if you win)

. . . WAIT! I forgot to mention one more thing. . . if I get ten comments or more,  I will giveaway two sets of prizes! . . . okay now you can go! :D

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!

Congratulation to Pauline! You have won the beautiful journal pendant!  And e-mail will be sent to you shortly. 
And a huge thank you to everyone who participated!  I will be doing another giveaway (hop)  on the 17th so don't forget to continue checking back! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Win the coolest book prize pack ever and help a great cause!

Story Description:

Brother Gabriel, Daniel’s mentor and an ancient Urbat, plays an important role in The Lost Saintas well as the upcoming conclusion to the Dark Divine trilogy, The Savage Grace. We were first introduced to Gabriel in The Dark Divine when Grace recieves a book of ancient letters that Gabriel (a young monk at the time) wrote to his sister during the Crusades, detailing his search to know more about the Urbat. The book of letters ends just before Gabriel falls to the Urbat curse, leaving us to wonder what happened to him in the following years to turn him into the man he is today.

Most of Gabriel’s letters were written during the thirteenth century, and later translated and compiled by an Orthodox priest in the eighteenth century. For whatever reason, some of Gabriel’s letters were lost after translation and did not make it into that original book. But good news! A few of these “lost letters,” detailing Gabriel’s fall to the Urbat curse and his quest to seek revenge on the man responsible for his demise, have recently been “discovered” by the indomitable crew at Egmont USA, and are compiled here for your reading pleasure.

I hope you enjoy The Lost Letters of Brother Gabriel. I think they give a lot more depth to Brother Gabriel’s character and the mythology of the Dark Divine trilogy.

Sounds amazing right?  Well Here's the link for more details!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Blog Hop Giveaway!


The blog hop is here!  Thank you for visiting my blog! 
At the bottom of this post is a list of  participating blogs.  Just click on each link,  follow all the easy instructions  and get entered to win great prizes on each blog! 

And here's how to win a great prize right here!
To enter to win a mini journal pendant 
Follow my blog and then comment on this post letting me know that you did so!  Simple as that! 
(When commenting, don't forget to leave your email so that I can contact you if you win)

(actual prize may vary from the picture slightly but you get the idea)
Leather Journal Pendant

(This giveaway ends on 11-11-11 and the winner will be announced 11-12-11)

Good luck everyone!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Tiger Par-tay!  It was a blast!  I had a lot of fun coming up with contest idea's so I am glad that everyone enjoyed them and entered and another Congrats to those who won!

I am going to be taking a blog break until November 8th for the blog hop!  So make sure to check back then because it's another giveaway!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tiger party prize winners!

Even though I posted earlier that I would be postponing announcing the winners. . . I decided to go ahead and do it anyway! So here it is!

And the winners are:

For the 1st mini Contest, Cast that Character:

Elizabeth Hughes! (Who had to e-mail me all of her entries because blogger wasn't working!)  Here is her casting choices:



Though I am not sure about Emma Watson playing the role of Kelsey, I laughed my head off and her choices for Ren and Kishan.  

And Lizzy's prize is:

Tiger Art!

For the 2nd mini contest, Cookies for the Win:

Karen!!!!!  The cookie recipe she sent me was absolutely delicious!  (with her permission I will post the recipe at a later date) 

And Karen's Prize:

Sterling Silver Lotus flower pendant.

For the 3rd mini contest, The Perfect Date:

Jenna DeTrapani!!!!  Here is Jenna's perfect date with Ren:

"Ren. I would take him (the man) to LegoLand in Orlando, where we will build Lego tigers all day long... Then maybe we will hop-skip on over to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay where he can watch his white tiger brothers as they laze around in the park... Perhaps he could pop his head up in the bubble viewing area (a window underground that puts your head in the midst of the tigers) and turn into a white tiger himself to create some pandemonium in the park! Of course we would have to hightail it home after that! ;)~"

And Jenna's prize:

Golden Tigers Eye and black onyx beaded necklace
(Made by me)
(Sorry there is no picture for this prize at the moment. I will post the picture when I have one)

For the 4th mini contest,  Written Love:

McElwain Family!!  Here is the poem!

You're the one I trust
And the only thing I lust
You're the one I truly love
And everything that I dream of

My redemption from myself
And the one thing that makes my heart melt
The one who calms my mind
And holds me when I cry at night

You're the one who helps me breath
When everything else is against me
The one I truly need
To be myself absolute complete

Forever's not long enough
To express all my love
And snuggles tight
And tickle fights
You're something special

When you sing softly
And when you hold my hand
I feel – free
You know what you are?

Your special to me.

And for McElwain Family's prize:

Tiger Art!

For the 5th mini contest,  Paying it Forward:

Amanda Temple!!!!!  

And Amanda's prize:

Blue Tigers Eye and white quartz beaded necklace
(Also made by me and again, I am very sorry there is no picture)

And now. . . the moment everyone has been waiting for. . . The grand prize winner. . . but first let me tell you what this prize is. . . 

The Grand Prize:

1 copy of 
Tiger's Curse
Tiger's Quest
Tiger's Voyage. . . 

And the winner. . . is. . .

Amanda Temple!!!! 

but that's not all. . . 

Amanda earned 21 points in total.  

But that is not all. . . .

There was a bonus prize if I hit 100 followers by November first. And even though I didn't hit 100 followers today,  I am still giving the stuffed tiger away!  To our runner up winner with a total of 20 points. . . Jenna DeTrapani!! 

Congrats to all the winners!  

e-mail me to claim your prizes!

One more thing. . . because Elizabeth Hughes entries were e-mailed to me, no one else got to see everything.  I posted her casting choices but I would like to share her poem and date because they made me fall out of my chair I was laughing so hard.  

Elizabeth's poem:

Dear Ren,
Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
Kishan is Sexy
But not as much as you!
  <3 Kelsey

And Elizabeth's date:

Well, to start off with, I would apologize to Kishan for asking him out, because I still think it should be guys who have that priveledge. With that out of the way, I would kidnap him and take him to Vernon, Utah, where we would both dress up in Hawaiian shorts and bermuda T-shirts with ridiculous huge sunglasses and those old fashioned, massive cameras. Then we would both fake the most horrific accents we could (of any language, although Russian or French would be best), and explore the town as tourists! We'd ask EVERYONE to take our picture in front of the most ridiculous things--like the cactus plants or those signs that say "Vernon--where everyone knows the name of you, your family, and your horse." We would frequently "get lost" and have to ask for directions, always making sure to ask what the best site-seeing places are. We'd stop for lunch at the Silver Sage and marvel at "American food." We would end our date at the reservoir with ridiculous, completely wrong fishing methods! :D

Prizes Postponed

I am very sorry to say that I will be announcing the winners of the Tiger Party tomorrow.  I had a family emergency come up and I will be unavailable to post results today.  I am so sorry about this but because of this. . . If you would like to enter any mini contests that you didn't get a chance to before,  now is your chance.

I am extending the entry period to 8am tomorrow morning.

And the Good news is, TIGERS VOYAGE IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!!!!!!!!